The Fresh and Captivating R&B
Julianna Townsend is a 22-year-old german singer, with African-American roots. Combining her sentimental side with her powerful voice, she casts a spell over the audience, exploring the sonic influences of her R&B origins and taking her listeners to a more modern Pop-Soul world.
After the success of her first ever single "Sunday Blues" that reached over 1.000.000 Streams on Spotify, Julianna Townsend is ready for her debut EP ‘’Day One’’, to be released on the 25th of September, via ADRI Records. The EP is produced by Cymo (Chainsmokers, Aloe Blacc) and features great international musicians, such as Brendan Grieve and Matt Allen - both known for their previous work with Sam Smith.
Alongside her music passion and career, Julianna is also a well established model, that has modeled for brands such as Reebok or Buffalo and obtained a successful second place on 2018’s edition of Germany's Next Top Model.
Julianna has always dreamed about being a singer and has been on stages since she was a kid. At the age of 6 she had her first solo in the choir and collected stage experience in several children’s musicals.
At only 16 years old, in 2013, she entered the music business singing cover versions and, later, with her own music and has ever since put her hometown Mainz on the map through her work with international music producers and writers from all over the world.
The soul-pop ballad Smoke & Mirrors is the first single of her 2020 upcoming debut EP ‘’Day One’’ and is written together with the Norwegian-British writer Sarah Lake (Lake) and produced by Cymo (Chainsmokers, Cro) in collaboration with Dominik Rolke and participation of the bassist Brendan Grieve.
Released on the 5th of June, Smoke & Mirrors is a thought-provoking reflection on the digital era and the lack of authenticity on social media. “Illusions never get you far, you should love who you really are,” Julianna sings with her soft and sensual, yet powerful, soul-voice as ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ reaches its chorus and addresses its core topic: nothing ever is as perfect as it seems. A topic that Julianna had often found herself getting stuck in, while navigating through life on digital platforms: “Today you can flex, put filters on your photos and show your flawless self through social media, but sometimes there’s a lack of authenticity,” she says. “And honestly, I believe that perfection shows through the cracks of imperfection - this is where beauty arises,” Julianna says and continues: “This is exactly what ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ is about”.
The second single Ripped Jeans is an upbeat and catchy love song that tells a love story while the third track Focus also follows the theme of the EP and is a romantic song with a contemporary touch about spending quality time with a loved one without phone distractions.
‘’All these bad vibrations are always coming from your phone. This time let’s change this point of view: focus on me, babe, and I focus on you’’ she sings smoothly, yet, provocative.
Easy and Hold On Me are the last songs of Day One. The first is an R&B upbeat track with funky bass lines and positive lyrics about letting go of a college love that was not good, wanting and deserving better, while the second one is a melancholic and modern pop ballad reflecting on a break up and features the guitarist Matt Allen..
The EP brings the fresh and captivating R&B sound of Julianna to a larger audience, in which the artist is contemplating romantic and yet contemporary topics. In addition to the release, it will also feature snippets of video documentary behind the scenes of Julianna’s career and way into music that will be available on her youtube channel.
Arne Züll, Head of Marketing Onygo, Buffalo
Its always a pleasure working with you and to get something going.
It was amazing! So many people and pure Emotions.
David Schlösser, Head of Partnermanagement Mainz 05
"A heartfelt thank you - it was a really great performance!
Our guests enjoyed it very much, the voice of Julianna is really great!
Thank you very much. We wish you all the best and continued success -see you soon at another event of